Manuscripts, Birds, Persian Miniature, Persian Shah, Peacocks
Persian miniature painting.
In a Persian harem seven young women, accompanied by an elder chaperone, approach the Persian Shah, who receives them graciously.
Persian miniature painting in fabulous metallic colors, gold-lined and partially guilded.
Reverse side: Book text in hand-written black ink with red underlines.
The painting is framed with hand-written text on either side and imbedded into ornamental gulded bordures. Repeatedly we seen the bordure images of peacocks. The peacock was the imperial bird symbol of the Persian Shah, which might be an indication, that the scene is actually happening in the Golestan Palace, the palace of Persian Monarchy in the 19th century. The absolutely royal aura of the chamber we are looking at, seems to emphasize this impression..
Frayed along edges, especially along the binding side of miniature. Bordure has a few tiny book worm holes, none, however, in the image. The image in excellent condition with beautiful strong metallic colors.
Image: 10,8 x 20 cm (ca. 4.2 x 7.8")
Overall measurements: 18 x 30 cm (ca. 7 x 11.8")